Friday Jan 19
New Year’s Show Locator!

The majestic musical year of 2012 is coming to an end! With a successful year of reggae-rock albums, amazing tours and collaborations on end, it is time to go out with a bang! A weekend that leads to the final countdown of the year, there are places to go and bands to see! Check out The Pier’s Special Edition of the Weekend Show Locator!

The last weekend of 2012 is full of top-tier shows all across the country, starting with SOJA on Friday night! The Pier’s 2012 Artist of the Year, SOJA will be celebrating the last days of 2012 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida with Rootz Underground from Kingston, Jamaica. SOJA and Rootz Underground will continue traveling throughout Florida on Saturday, playing in Fort Lauderdale and finishing up the year at the House of Blues in Orlando on Monday night. When the clock strikes midnight, SOJA lovers will be thankful to be ringing in the New Year with one of the elite reggae bands in the world!

On the West Coast, Rebelution and The Expendables will be reppin’ their homestate with shows in Southern California. Starting with back-to-back shows tonight and Saturday in San Diego, the duo will be rockin’ the House of Blues for SD reggae-rock fans. The Expendables will continue through Sunday night, stopping at the nearby Winston’s in Ocean Beach, CA. The Silverback label mates will reunite again at the historic Palladium in Hollywood for New Year’s Eve. The Expanders and Slightly Stoopid’s house DJ, DJ Unite will be jammin’ before The Expendables and Rebelution hit the stage. Sunset Boulevard on New Year’s Eve will be raging with sparkles, champagne, and some of the best reggae anyone can find!

Just when you think you are secluded with just the Arizona desert stars for the evening, New Year’s Eve will be rockin’ with reggae out in Scottsdale! The Dirty Heads are heading to the desert for the welcoming of 2013 and they are bringing a bunch of reggae buddies with them. Arizona locals Authority Zero, brothers in arms HB Surround Sound, The VeraGroove, and Black Bottom Lighters are just some of the notable bands joining The Dirty Heads under the stars for Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party. Reggae-rock in the streets to ring in 2013; join the party!

These are just some of the highlights of this weekend’s Special Edition Show Locator! Plus, remember to come by here every single Friday to see what shows are going on for the entire weekend. You may also view our built-in Show Locator, where you can search by artist & view all of their upcoming shows, with options to purchase tickets for select shows!

Friday, December 28th

SOJA w/Rootz Underground
@ Jannus Live. St. Petersburg, FL

@ The Republik. Honolulu, HI

Rebelution w/The Expendables
@ House of Blues. San Diego, CA

Fishbone w/Quinto Sol, C$ & The Players Inc., Beardo
@ Key Club. West Hollywood, CA

The Aggrolites w/B-Side Players
@ Belly Up Tavern. Solana Beach, CA

The Wailers
@ The Fox Theatre. Boulder, CO

Dumpstaphunk w/Pimps of Joytime
@ Cervantes. Denver, CO

Micah Brown w/Donavon Frankenreiter, Allensworth
@ Saint Rocke. Hermosa Beach, CA

Natural Vibrations w/Arden Park Roots
@ Mavericks. Santa Rosa, CA

Fortunate Youth
@ Mango’s. Houston, TX

Three Legged Fox w/JD Clark, Ruckus Brown and the Bad Decisions
@ The Whiskey. Annapolis, MD

Mike Pinto w/Kings & Comrades, Reef’d, Behind the Grandstand
@ World Cafe Live. Philadelphia, PA

@ GroundZero. Spartanburg, SC

Jet West w/Project: Out of Bounds
@ Winston’s. San Diego, CA

Sono Vero w/Stranger, Suburban Pitch, Phoenix Down, Zephyris
@ DiPiazza’s. Long Beach, CA

Josh Fischel & The Fiction
@ The Malibu Inn. Malibu, CA

Jon Wayne and the Pain w/Aaron Kamm & The One Drops
@ Pitters. Cape Giradeau, MO

@ Rio Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas, NV

Orgone w/The Big Motif
@ Hodi’s Half Note. Fort Collins, CO

Whiskey Avengers w/Keyser Soze
@ The Blank Club. San Jose, CA

Inna Vision
@ Diamonds Ice Bar and Grill. Kihei, HI

The Throwdowns
@ Azeka. Maui, HI

Bumpin Uglies w/Tsunami Rising
@ Four Fellas. White Haven, PA

KayaVibe w/Morning Fatty, Dali
@ High Dive. Gainesville, FL

Saturday, December 29th

SOJA w/Rootz Underground, Inner Circle
@ Revolution. Fort Lauderdale, FL

Rebelution w/The Expendables
@ House of Blues. San Diego, CA

@ 19 Broadway. Fairfax, CA

Ballyhoo! w/Wise Eyes
@ The Whiskey. Annapolis, MD

The Aggrolites w/Brewfish, Sinizen
@ Viper Room. West Hollywood, CA

The Wailers
@ Agave. Avon, CO

Dumpstaphunk w/Pimps of Joytime
@ Cervantes. Denver, CO

The Black Seeds
@ Rhythm & Vines. Gisborne, New Zealand

Natural Vibrations w/Arden Park Roots
@ Power House Pub. Folsom, CA

Fortunate Youth w/Ashes of Babylon
@ Flamingo Cantina. Austin, TX

Fear Nuttin Band w/Eight Feet Tall, The Professors
@ Iron Horse. Northampton, MA

Three Legged Fox w/The Substance, 86 The Effort
@ The Depot, York, PA

Lionize w/Less Than Jake
@ House of Blues. Orlando, FL

Jon Wayne and the Pain w/Aaron Kamm & The One Drops
@ 2720 Cherokee. St. Louis, MO

The Holdup w/Young Science, 880 South, The Closeout
@ The Catalyst. Santa Cruz, CA

Orgone w/77 Jefferson
@ The Bottleneck. Lawrence, KS

Ikaika Beamer
@ Saint Rocke. Hermosa Beach, CA – 7:00 p.m.

Bumpin Uglies
@ Oceans and Ale. Williamsburg, VA

Sunday, December 30th

The Expendables
@ Winston’s. San Diego, CA

The Aggrolites w/The Expanders, The Delirians
@ Saint Rocke. Hermosa Beach, CA

Fortunate Youth
@ House of Rock. Corpus Christi, TX

Rootz Underground
@ The Standard. St. Augustine, FL

The Black Seeds
@ Glenworth Valley. Gosford, Australia (Peats Ridge Festival)

Tatanka w/Tipper, Random Rab
@ Cervantes’ Other Side. Denver, CO

Three Legged Fox
@ Ollie’s Point. Amityville, NY

Lionize w/Less Than Jake
@ House of Blues. Myrtle Beach, SC

Orgone w/Funky Brass Band
@ Old Rock House. St. Louis, MO

Monday, December 31st

SOJA w/Rootz Underground
@ House of Blues. Lake Buena Vista, FL

Rebelution w/The Expendables, The Expanders, DJ Unite
@ The Palladium. Hollywood, CA
=The Pier Will Be In Attendance=

The Dirty Heads w/Authority Zero, HB Surround, The VeraGroove, Black Bottom Lighters, Wednesday Machine, Pride Through Strife, Winc, Valley Love, Grain of Truth, DJ Uncle Friday
@ Craftsman Court. Scottsdale, AZ (Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party)

Fishbone w/iLLFX
@ The Date Shed. Indio, CA

Katchafire w/ 1814, Paua, Herbs, Three Houses Down, Sons of Zion, Cornerstone Roots, Tomorrow People, David Grace & Injustice, Majic Paora, Foundation, NRG Rising, Tribal Conexionz
@ Te Tumu Kaituna 14 Reserve. Papamoa Beach, New Zealand – 11:40 p.m.

Katchafire w/Black Sun Empire, Fat Freddy’s Drop, De La Soul
@ Ohuka Farm. Whitianga, New Zealand – 2:00 p.m.

Anuhea w/Dustin Thomas, Titus Kinimaka
@ Poipu Beach. Kauai, HI

Tomorrows Bad Seeds, DJ Bobby B
@ Saint Rocke. Hermosa Beach, CA

@ The Greene Turtle. Aberdeen, MD

The Aggrolites w/The Revivers, The Delirians
@ Alex’s Bar. Long Beach, CA

Natural Vibrations w/HI Roots
@ Ranch House Kitchen. Las Vegas, NV

Fortunate Youth w/Ashes of Babylon
@ Luna Live. Lake Charles, LA

The Bastard Suns
@ Masquerade. Atlanta, GA

Three Legged Fox w/Feed God Cabbage, FeelFree, Irresponsible, Johnstone Band, DJ Castro
@ Jammin Java. Vienna, VA

Lionize w/Less Than Jake
@ State Theatre. St. Petersburg, FL

Dumpstaphunk w/ Steve Miller Band
@ The Capitol Theatre. Port Chester, NY

Jon Wayne and the Pain w/Wookiefoot, That 1 Guy, Useful Jenkins
@ Cabooze. Mineeapolis, MN

Indubious w/Synrgy, Outpost
@ Ashland Armory. Ashland, OR

Reeform w/Oceanside Sound System
@ Boar Cross’n. Carlsbad, CA

Fiction 20 Down
@ Red Red Wine Bar. Annapolis, MD

Zen Robbi w/The Kill Cafe
@ Lush Lounge. Long Beach, CA

Orgone w/Big Brother Thunder & the Master Blasters
@ Old Rock House. St. Louis, MO

The Devastators
@ 710 Beach Club. San Diego, CA

SensaMotion Band
@ Pitney. Galloway, NJ

@ Chateau Hotel. Panama City Beach, FL

-If you’re a group that would like to be included in The Pier Weekend Show Locator, submit your shows in a direct email to before Wednesday of each week to make our weekly Friday publish! Happy New Year reggae-rockers!

Show Locator & Article By: Alyssa Torres

Check out the weekend’s posters…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *